Watch: Sanders town hall audience surprises Bret Baier with how much they like Bernie’s health care plan

Watch: Sanders town hall audience surprises Bret Baier with how much they like Bernie’s health care plan

A politically diverse town hall audience showed a lot of enthusiasm for Medicare for All. Bernie Sanders’s Fox News town hall Monday night was the uncomfortable mashup you might expect. If Fox envisioned this as a clash of the ideological titans with Sanders representing “democratic socialism” and the Fox hosts representing capitalism, however, they may have underestimated how popular Sanders — and the Sanders platform — would be with the town hall audience. After Sanders…

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Bernie Sanders released his tax returns showing he is a millionaire. He still wants to tax the rich.

Bernie Sanders released his tax returns showing he is a millionaire. He still wants to tax the rich.

Sanders released his tax returns and then he went on Fox News to defend his wealth tax. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) released 10 years of personal tax returns Monday, showing that he is in fact a millionaire. He still supports a wealth tax. In 2018, Sanders’s income was $561,293, on which he paid a 26 percent effective tax rate on that adjusted gross income. In 2017 and 2016, his income was more than a million…

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2019 Pulitzer winner Fairview is the most productively uncomfortable play I’ve ever seen

2019 Pulitzer winner Fairview is the most productively uncomfortable play I’ve ever seen

Jackie Sibblies Drury’s drama is brilliant — and unsettling. The recipient of the 2019 Pulitzer for Drama has been announced, and the winner is both odd and terrific. Fairview, written by Jackie Sibblies Drury, is now a Pulitzer Prize winner, and it is also the play that has made me the most uncomfortable I have ever been inside a theater. In a good way. Fairview is supposed to make its audiences uncomfortable. That’s the point…

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The devastating Notre Dame Cathedral fire, in 19 photos

The devastating Notre Dame Cathedral fire, in 19 photos

Stunning images of the iconic gothic landmark in Paris, France, engulfed in flames. The iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, was engulfed a massive fire Monday evening that has destroyed the monument’s spire and threatened to consume the entire structure. After fire crews battled the relentless flames for hours, Paris fire officials said late Monday night that the cathedral’s two main rectangular towers had been “saved and preserved,” though much of the monument’s roof…

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America’s mass shooting problem surfaces in Pulitzer Prize awards

America’s mass shooting problem surfaces in Pulitzer Prize awards

Reporting on shootings in Parkland, Pittsburgh, and Annapolis received Pulitzer Prize honors this year. The list of 2019 Pulitzer Prize winners draws attention to a disturbing reality: the frequency of mass shootings in the United States. Reporters and outlets that covered mass shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, were honored at Monday’s ceremony in New York…

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The Constitution’s “natural-born” defect

The Constitution’s “natural-born” defect

All American citizens should be able to become president. Previous essays in this series have addressed fundamental flaws in the Constitution: the ill-defined nature of presidential powers, the malapportionment of the Senate, the Electoral College. But I wish to draw my readers’ attention to a less central, but still important defect: the requirement, stated in Article II, Section 2, that presidents be “natural-born” citizens. While it may appear to be a minor issue, this qualification…

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